The Club is making some changes to the routine access arrangements for Sunday’s (15 May 2016) Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off semi-final home leg against Millwall at the Coral Windows Stadium.
The most obvious change is, of course, that season tickets and flexi-cards are not valid for the game. Everyone who wishes to attend the match must have an appropriate match day ticket for the Millwall game.
The Sky Bet League 1 play-off semi-final first leg against Millwall kicks-off at 12.15pm and turnstiles in every section will be open from 10.30am. Please get to the stadium as early as possible to make sure you are in position for the kick-off. The Club would also ask supporters to check their tickets before they arrive at the stadium and make their way directly to the allocated stand and then use only the seats allocated on their ticket.
Other standard procedures used for Sky Bet League 1 games will still apply, such as searching of all bags. We would ask supporters not to bring bags to the stadium but where this is unavoidable, it will be necessary for these to be checked before entry. Bags checks will be conducted at every point of entry to the stadium including turnstiles and banqueting facilities and we would ask all supporters to co-operate with stewards as they carry-out this important task.
We would also take this opportunity to remind supporters that the main Ticket Office will not open at all after the game. With both the North Stand Kop and the North West Corner being almost full, the ticket office will be closed after the game to avoid adding to congestion in that area as supporters leave the stadium.
For Sunday’s Sky Bet League 1 play-off semi-final first leg against Millwall (kick-off 12.15pm), the following entrances are the easiest way to gain access to the stadium:
For the JCT 600 West Stand
Supporters with a pre-paid match ticket for this game only should make their way to turnstiles W3-W10 or W11-W18. These turnstiles are all located in the Directors’ car park either side of the glass doors that lead to the banqueting areas.
For the North West corner:
Supporters with a pre-paid match ticket for this game only should make their way to turnstiles NW1-NW6. These turnstiles are located in the North West corner either side of the main Ticket Office, down the steps from Burlington Street.
For the North Stand Kop
- Supporters with a pre-paid match ticket for this game only should make their way to turnstiles N1 to N4 and N5-N8, all of which are located behind the Kop.
- Supporters with a pre-paid match ticket for this game can also enter both levels of the North Stand Kop through turnstiles N9 - N14 which can be located on Midland Road.
For the Northern Commercials (East) Stand
Supporters with a pre-paid match ticket for this game only should make their way to turnstiles E1 to E6, all of which are located on Midland Road. Turnstiles E7-E10 will not be available to home supporters for this game.
There will be late turnstiles for each part of the stadium which will remain open until half-time. As the game is entry by match ticket only, there will be just one half-time turnstile per section for this game.
- For the JCT 600 (West) Stand, tickets holders that arrive after kick-off should go to W3.
- For the North West Corner, tickets holders that arrive after kick-off should go to NW6.
- For the North Stand Kop, ticket holders that arrive after kick-off should go to N1, which is behind the Kop - there is no late turnstile for the Kop on Midland Road.
- For the Northern Commercials (East) Stand, ticket holders that arrive after kick-off should go to E6.
Road closures and breaks-ins
As highlighted earlier on this website, a road closure will be in place for this Sunday’s game. Midland Road will be closed from its junction with Thorncliffe Road right through to its junction with Cornwall Road. The lower section of Holywell Ash Lane will also be closed from its junction with Lupton Street. Access to the disabled parking spaces in front of Rear Rock Terrace will still be allowed from the Thorncliffe Road closure point. Any spectators wishing to park on the car park off Midland Road (an area not operated by Bradford City FC) are asked to access that area from the direction of Hamm Strasse.
The Club would also like to take this opportunity to remind people travelling to the stadium by car to make sure that their car is left secure and that no valuables are on view. West Yorkshire Police have worked hard to reduce car crime in the area during first team matches, but thieves will be aware of the expected high attendance and may target the area. So, supporters are asked to help themselves and back-up the work of the Police by securing their car and removing or hiding any valuables.
Coral Windows Stadium is a no-smoking arena
We would like to take this opportunity of reminding all supporters that, in accordance with legislation and the Football League regulations, the entire stadium is a no-smoking area. This includes the viewing areas, concourses, toilets and stairways. In addition, the Club has imposed a ban on the use of e-cigarettes within the stadium. We would request that all supporters abide by the bans that are in place for all tobacco products and e-cigarettes for every home game.
Please stay off the pitch
Bradford City fans once again at last Sunday’s home versus Chesterfield proved that they will support their Club in the right way and did not attempt to come onto the pitch at any time. We thank you for that co-operation and would ask all supporters to, once again, remain in the stands at all times. Whatever Sunday’s results, there is still much to do before the end of 2015/16, so please heed the Club’s request to stay off the pitch at all times so Bradford City can continue to make headlines for all the right reasons.